Netanyahu to Guatemalan leader: 'God bless you' on Jerusalem embassy move

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday praised Guatemala's president for the country's decision to join the U.S. in pushing to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
 
“God bless you, my friend, President Jimmy Morales, God bless both our countries, Israel and Guatemala,” Netanyahu said in remarks to a meeting of his Likud party.
 
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced plans on Sunday to move his country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
 
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Trump had also announced plans to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, where most countries maintain their diplomatic posts.
 
Guatemala was among just a handful of countries to join the U.S. in voting against the U.N. resolution last week, while 128 nations voted for the measure and 35 abstained.
 
Trump broke with decades of U.S. policy in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, sparking backlash from the Arab world and Western allies.
 
Morales wrote on his Facebook page on Sunday that he had instructed his country's chancellor to also initiate the process of moving Guatemala's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.